Estimation of the Current State of Renewable Natural Resources in the Loma Larga Azuay Ecuador Mining Concession Area

Project Details


General objective Estimate the current state of renewable natural resources soil and water based on the fungal microbial load, bioindicators and the presence of rh226 Justification Ecuador, being a megadiverse country, has an enormous variety of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms in general, surely a unique microbial load is located in our territory, and many species are still unknown to humanity. It is important to recognize that it is possible to assess the state of an ecosystem or habitat, of a protected area based on its biological diversity and assessment of its renewable natural resources, in this sense, through the execution of this project, we seek to make a diagnosis and assessment of the current state of renewable natural resources and ecosystem in the Loma Larga-Azuay mining concession area. In our country, there are no studies based on molecular methods such as metagenomics, which allow the identification of microbial communities present in the soil, very little is known about the nutritional requirements of the vast majority of microorganisms that make up the soil (fungi and bacteria) which makes it very difficult to reproduction in the laboratory (Nannipieri et al., 2003) (Díaz & Wacher 2003). A large percentage of microorganisms present in the soil are unknown (Alexander 1997). The knowledge of the microbic load, its possible isolation and its study, give us the possibility of discovering new molecules, for diverse uses in the biotechnological field (Hernández-León, Velázquez-Sepúlveda, Orozco-Mosqueda, & Santoyo, 2010).
Effective start/end date28/06/1828/06/20


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.